Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kaibab National Forest , Kaibab National Forest All Units
- Kaibab National Forest , North Kaibab Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest , Tusayan Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest , Williams Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Four-Forest Restoration Initiative EIS: Kaibab and Coconino
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/30/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Paula Cote
928-226-4686
pcote@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees, prescribed fire treatments, and watershed and road restoration within 988,764 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. See www.fs.usda.gov/4fri for information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/4fri
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Too extensive to list - see project record ponderosa pine habitat on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/01/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map)
Kaibab National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kaibab National Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2014
Actual: 02/03/2014
04/2014 Ariel Leonard
928-635-8283
aleonard@fs.fed.us
Description: Revise the Kaibab National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan
Web Link: http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/plan_revision
Location: UNIT - Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai. LEGAL - T 19N - 25N, R 2W - 5E; T 27N - 32N, R 1W - 6E; and T34N - 40N, R 4W - 5E, lands within the Kaibab National Forest Boundary Kaibab National Forest Lands surrounding the City of Williams and bordering Grand Canyon National Park to the north and south
Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Travel Management Rule FY 2014 Planning Effort
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Julie Rowe
928-635-8271
jrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts are proposing to provide increased opportunities for dispersed motorized camping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42961
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road systems designated as open in the MVUMs for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts
Kaibab National Forest , Kaibab National Forest All Units R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
GC Hub Wireless Communications Site Development
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Liz Schuppert
928-635-8367
lschuppert@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a communications facility as part of a wireless communication system to serve the Grand Canyon area. Includes: 125 foot tall tower; Prebuilt equipment building; Solar hybrid power system; 100 x 100 ft compound with a 6 ft fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41068
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - NW1/4, SW1/4 of Section 7, T 29 N, R 4 E. The proposed site is located on Skinner Ridge off of FR 343 and FR 343F. Just to the south of the range fence line.
VANE Minerals Uranium Exploratory Drilling Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposal would conduct exploratory drilling at 24 different sites
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Townships 27, 28, and 29 North; and Ranges 2, 3, and 4 East Tusayan Ranger District
Kaibab National Forest , North Kaibab Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ADOT Jacob Lake Maintenance Yard Stormwater Improvement - Special Use Permit Amendment CE
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
In Progress

02/24/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 David Vincelette
928-643-8100
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) proposes to construct a 150 ft. x 200 ft. (approx. 0.7 acre) stormwater detention basin onsite, to mitigate and control discharge flows from the ADOT Jacob Lake Maintenance Yard, a 7 acre SUP Permit Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43402
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - SW 1/4 NW 1/4 SEC. 32, T. 39 N., R. 2 E., GILA AND SALT RIVER PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA. The ADOT Jacob Lake Maintenance Yard is leased Forest Service land (approximately 7.01 acres) located within Coconino County Arizona, east of highway US89A near Mile Post 581.
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
NKRD Eastside Wildlife Water Development and Redevelopment Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Angela Gatto
928-643-8127
agatto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Proposed Action is to construct and/or improve up to ten (10) total water development sites located along the east-southeast boundary of the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD). Four (4) are redevelopments, and six (6) are new developments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44234
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project is located generally on the east side of the Kaibab plateau, east of Forest Road 220.
Kaibab National Forest , Tusayan Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Watts Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mark Nabel
928-635-8232
mrnabel@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would involve tree thinning and prescribed burning on up to 3,000 acres to create a fuelwood supply in the Upper Basin. Project would help alleviate resource damage associated with illegal fuelwood cutting in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41569
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T29N, R5E, Sect. 1, 2, 3, 11, 12; T30N, R5E, Sect. 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, Gila & Salt River Baseline & Meridian Upper Basin, 17 miles E of Tusayan, 4 miles W of Navajo Nation.
Kaibab National Forest , Williams Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/08/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 02/2015 Mark Herron
928-635-8315
mherron@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to improve the health and sustainability of forested conditions on and surrounding Bill Williams Mountain by reducing hazardous fuels and moving vegetative conditions in the project area toward desired conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34690
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - All or portions of Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, & 34-36 T21N R1E; Sections 4-10, 15-22, & 27-31 T21N R2E; and Sections 31-33 T22N R2E Gila & Salt River Meridian The project area is located 4 miles south-southwest of the city southwest of Williams, Arizona. It is approximately 18,000 acres and encompasses Bill Williams Mountain.
Highway 180 Antelope Crossing
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Roger Joos
928-635-5622
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Under the Proposed Action approximately 2 miles the highway 180 right-of-way fence will be set back 0.1 mile away from the highway. The fence setback will facilitate pronghorn crossing between summer and winter range.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42905
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 The project area is located along State Highway 180 and the junction with Forest Road 144.
Juan Tank Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
12/09/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Marcos Roybal
928-635-8210
maroybal@fs.fed.us
Description: Allotment Management for Juan Tank Allotment. A 19,000 acre allotment northwest of the City of Williams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38807
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R1W, Sections 1, 12, and 15; T22N, R1W, Section 24; T22N, R1E, Sections 1-19, 22-26, 35-36; T22N, R2E, Sections 7, 17-21, and 30; T21N, R1E, Sections 1-2. Northwest of City of Williams, Arizona
Juan Tank Japanese Brome Managment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014 Jeff Sanocki
928-635-5658
jsanocki@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams Ranger District proposes to authorize prescribed burning as a management tool to contain and control Japanese brome on approximately 12,133 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41566
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 22N, Range 1W (Sections 1-2, 11-14, 23-24); Township 22N, Range 1E (Sections 1-21); Township 22N, Range 2E (Section 7); Township 23N, Range 1W (Section 36? Gila & Salt River Baseline Meridian Three miles NNW of Williams, Arizona
Moonset Cinder Pit Expansion
CE
- Fuels management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 OC Eke
928-635-5600
oeeke@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand Moonset Cinder Pit to provide additional cinders for use on area roads. Modify road access to allow for safer disposal of community slash.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44136
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Parks off of Forest Road 9203K
Three Sisters and Nagiler Resource Monitoring Sites Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2012
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5600
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kaibab National Forest’s Williams Ranger District is considering a proposal to allow Northern Arizona University School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability a Special Use Permit for two earthquake monitoring sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40054
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N R1E NW1/4 Section 31 and T22N R1E SE1/4 Section 24 Southwest of the City of Williams and north of the City of Williams
Williams Ranger District Wetland Fencing Partnership Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Roger Joos
928-635-5622
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Three Mile Lake would be fenced to protect rare/sensitive plant/animal species. The exclosure fence around Horse Lake would be realigned to so the earthen tank is outside the fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43194
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R2E, Sec. 9 (Three Mile Lake); T21N, R4E, Sec. 16 (Horse Lake) Three Mile Lake is approximately three miles north of Williams. Horse Lake is in the middle of Garland Prairie approximately 15 miles east-southeast of Williams.
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